A WELSH beauty spot has the most spectacular sunsets in Britain, according to new research.
Views from Rhossili on the Gower peninsula were among Country Living's 10 favourite climatic vistas.
The magazine set out to find the UK's most impressive scenes, whether people craved sunny days, cloud-whipped skies or frosty mornings.
And research showed the West Wales haven had all the criteria for the UK's finest sunsets.
Deputy editor Kitty Corrigan said, "It is partly due to the fact the area is on a coastline with clear air and little dust, which helps give so many spectacular colours because they are not filtered out.
"The sand there also adds to all the beautiful yellows and oranges, which you wouldn't get with a sunset further inland.
"We wanted to find places in the UK which were nice at any time of year, even in January or February when the weather's gloomy.
"Everybody talks about the weather, but it doesn't just have to be a hot, sunny day to make places spectacular to visit.
"We often don't hear much about the Gower, but that may be why it's so special - the fact that it's not too cluttered with people."
Philip Evans, chair of the Wales Tourist Board, said he was not surprised the area had been recognised in the research.
He said, "It's a fantastic place and was the first place in the UK to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
"People are coming to think of it as a bit like Cornwall, with less traffic."
However in a country famed for visual spectacle, it was never likely people were going to agree on just one Welsh view.
Mr Evans said his own personal favourite view in Wales was on the headland near the tiny bay of Waterwynch, where he lives in Pembrokeshire, because of its spectacular views of Caldey island at sunrise.
Welsh poet Owen Sheers, who now lives in London, chose the view from the top of the Skirrid outside Abergavenny, because of the dramatic contrast between the Black Mountains to the west and gentle farmland going east into England.
Conservative leader in the Assembly Nick Bourne nominated the view of Cardigan Bay from his home in Aberystwyth.
And fashion designer David Emanuel chose the cliffs at Southerndown beach, near Bridgend, which also inspired the architect behind the Wales Millennium Centre.
Other most beautiful places, according to Country Living, included the Mole Valley in Surrey for frosty mornings, Dunstable Downs in Bedfordshire for kite flying, and Penn Wood in Buckinghamshire for woodland.
Hastings in East Sussex was named sunniest spot and Shetland was best for White Christmases.